Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the Career Development Center located and when it is op​en?

We are located in Room 126 of the Campus Life Office inside the Steinert Campus Center. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and evenings by appointment. We are open during most academic breaks unless the entire university is closed.

Who does the Career Development Center assist?

We work with all admitted students—any major, any class year. We also assist alumni, employers, faculty and staff.

What does the Career Development Center do?

We help students make informed decisions about majors and careers. We also assist with locating part-time and full-time employment opportunities, finding hands-on experience and developing solid job search skills.

Are appointments necessary?

If you have a quick question, you are welcome to drop by any time! If you need more time with a staff member, scheduling a meeting is advised.

Can the Career Development Center still help after graduation?

We can and do help after graduation. We assist FPU alumni gladly and do not charge for our services.

When is the best time to register with the Career Development Center?

No registration is required to use our services, and there is never a bad time to visit our office. We encourage all students to take advantage of our services whether they are a senior or a freshman, but beginning as early as possible ensures a well-developed career plan.

Can the Career Development Center help in choosing a major?

While we don't provide academic advising, we do provide resources for self-assessment. Discovering your interests, personality style, values and skills may aid in choosing or clarifying a  major. Start by visiting Step One: Self Assessment for more information or stop by our office and speak with a staff member.

Can the Career Development Center help in finding jobs and internships?

We have listings for part-time jobs, full-time jobs, summer jobs, internships and graduate assistantships. Stop by our office to explore our library and speak with a staff member for help customizing your job search. Also check our Job Search Strategies for information, techniques and listings.

Does the Career Development Center offer help with resumes and cover letters?

We have excellent resources available to help you write a resume and cover letter. Attending a workshop is a great place to start, or check our online resources. Once you have your resume and/or cover letter in hand, we can help by providing professional advice and personalized feedback. Schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is an Internet-based tool that helps students search for all types of jobs: part-time jobs, internships, graduate assistantships and full-time jobs. To maximize available opportunities students should register no later than one semester before their graduation date. However, it is best to register as a freshman.